Having read a super post by Mammasaurus a couple of weeks back about The Creative Project I said that I would try to snap my kids at something creative that week. Well, that was the Easter holidays and those two weeks were actually a bit too chilly for my liking so we did mostly inside playing with small amounts of rather sensible craftyness dispersed between pulling the sofa apart or dashing out for 15 minutes only to come shivering back in for hot chocolates with marshmallows.
I really love the idea of letting the kids lead their creative activity rather than have to complete tasks that I have set. So, now that spring is officially here and having had further creative inspiration from Mammasaurus I felt brave enough this afternoon to crack open the paints and let the kids loose!
They could not believe it when I started to unroll some brown paper outside on the path; “painting! outside!” – YES!
As per the advice from Mammasaurus I ran a big bath before I let the kids loose with the paints.
The photos speak for themselves, the kids loved every minute of it, I just watched while the kids painted the paper and then painted themselves. I did get a bit ‘eek’ half way through but held my breath and let them get on with it. Nothing a good soak in the bath for them and a hot cup of tea for me after couldn’t solve!
I am proud to say we now have a new piece of art in our house – Poster Paint on Brown Paper – 300cmx50cm – by Bella and Will